Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. The term "chronic (chronic)" in chronic lymphocytic leukemia derived from evidence progresses more slowly than other types of leukemia. CLL attacks white blood cells that help fight infection.


The signs and symptoms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), among others:

• Enlarged lymph nodes, but not painful

• Weak

• Fever

• Sweating

• Loss of weight

• Frequent infections

Causes & Risk Factors


Doctors can not decide what is causing the chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Doctors believe there is something going on and cause mutations in the DNA of genes that produce blood cells. This mutation causes the white blood cells that are not effective.

But when ineffectiveness lymphocytes occurs, the blood cells stay alive while others died.

risk factors

Risk factors for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), among others:

• Aged over 50 years.

• Men are more often affected by CLL.

• whites more often exposed to CLL.

• family history of cancer of the blood or bone marrow cancer.

• Exposure to chemicals.